Bug 166093 - e2fsck can crash on a bad disconnected inode
e2fsck can crash on a bad disconnected inode
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: e2fsprogs (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Thomas Woerner
Jay Turner
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Blocks: 168429
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Reported: 2005-08-16 16:47 EDT by Stephen Tweedie
Modified: 2015-01-07 19:10 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2006-0060
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Last Closed: 2006-03-07 13:12:24 EST
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Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2006:0060 qe-ready SHIPPED_LIVE e2fsprogs bug fix update 2006-03-06 00:00:00 EST

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Description Stephen Tweedie 2005-08-16 16:47:41 EDT
Description of problem:

This was actually caused by two bugs. The first bug is that if the
inode has been fully fixed up, the code will attempt to remove the
inode from the inode_bad_map without checking to see if this bitmap is
present. Since it is cleared at the end of pass 2, if
e2fsck_process_bad_inode is called in pass 4 (as it is for
disconnected inodes), this would result in a core dump.

The first bug was mostly hidden by a second bug, which caused
e2fsck_process_bad_inode() to consider all inodes without an extended
attribute to be not fixed.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Fetch tests/f_bad_disconnected_inode/image.gz from current upstream mercurial
e2fsprogs repository (http://thunk.org/hg/e2fsprogs)
2. zcat image.gz > image
3. e2fsck -fy image
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Expected results:
Should fix the filesystem.

The patch to fix this is at


and has been checked into upstream e2fsprogs.
Comment 6 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-03-07 13:12:24 EST
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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